InnerSelf Newsletter: June 30, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 30, 2019

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

This week we take a look at the existential question: "Who Am I?" and open ourselves up to rediscovering our authentic self... from the small "i" to the higher "I" and to the larger "we".

Who we are has been buried underneath years of programming, propaganda, as well as personal and popular preferences. We are much more (and also much less) than we think we are.

Our featured articles this week shed light on our ego and our true self; on our human resilience and our divinity; and on our sacred connection and collective purpose or destiny. We are living in a powerful time, and we are reconnecting to our own power -- as individuals and as a group. And InnerSelf authors/articles are shining their light on our journey.

Please scroll down for the featured articles in this new issue of InnerSelf, and also for the recap and link to the numerous articles, on a wide variety of topics, that were added to the website during the week.

Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, loving, and purpose-full week.

Marie T. Russell
editor/publisher,
InnerSelf.com
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"


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NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK


There Is More Than One "You"

Written by Mary Mueller Shutan

There Is More Than One

There is a certain cosmic joke to the fact that we begin our spiritual journey often wishing to uncover a “true” self—some sort of finally decided, static being. The deep irony is that when we move past our individual wounding, we discover that we are not just one thing: we are a multitude of selves.


The Seven Principles of Conscious Digital Device Usage

Written by Darren Cockburn

The Seven Principles of Conscious Digital Device Usage

The speed at which digital device usage has spread is phenomenal. Many of us are spending hours of our time each day using these devices – usually looking at screens. I’m referring to things like phones, computers, tablets, TVs, virtual reality headsets and smart watches.


The Ego’s Conflicting Inner Dialogue -- If You Can’t Lose It, Use It!

Written by Mary S. Corning

The Ego’s Conflicting Inner Dialogue: If You Can’t Lose It, Use It!

The good news about having duality in our perspective is that, at the very least, we have options. We have retained our gift of choice. When we don’t recognize both elements of our perception, it is a safe bet that fear has placed its veil over our heart. When this happens it becomes very hard to differentiate between what is our truth and what is our fear.


Stronger and Wiser: 2nd July 2019 Solar Eclipse

Written by Sarah Varcas

Stronger and Wiser: 2nd July 2019 Solar Eclipse

Old ways of navigating this life may be falling short of late, with inspiration replaced by a jaded lack of motivation and faith. Growing intensity may feel heavy to many hoping for a lighter wave to ride right now. If that’s you, take heart. Nothing lasts forever, and this solar eclipse reminds us that even in the darkest hour, nourishment is at hand.


The 30-Day Resilience-Builder Challenges

Written by Emma Mardlin, Ph.D.

The 30-Day Resilience-Builder Challenges

All our fears are unique and different, born out of different experiences and often maintained through subconscious pro­gramming throughout life. Conquering such origins of fear once and for all, ultimately will allow you to meet with your life’s goals and purpose. Because at the end of the day, the only thing holding any of us back is ourselves and how we process, manifest and deal with fear.


Cleaning The Mirror To Find The Divinity Within

Written by Simon Chokoisky

Cleaning The Mirror To Find The Divinity in You

Like a mirror, your soul reflects the pure light of the Divine. But over time every mirror becomes dusty—caked and encrusted with the negative conditioning of material reality. Eventually, without attentive upkeep, it may become so grimy that it reflects little to no light. This is when we feel depressed, materialistic—even mean and violent. We see the mud and not the mirror. We identify with the grime, not knowing that just below it the mirror is there, ready to reflect the sun and shine if we only give it a chance.


My Introduction to the Sacred Connection

Written by Carley Mattimore and Linda Star Wolf

My Introduction to the Sacred Connection

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be Tarzan, not Jane. Jane was okay, but Tarzan was who I really identified with the most. He could talk to the animals and they talked back to him and they understood each other. There was a bond between them, and the animal and human worlds were able to forge their friendship and loyalty with one another based on a deep level of respect and trust.


Human Nature Restored -- A Collective Purpose Or Destiny

Written by Charles Eisenstein

Human Nature Restored -- A Collective Purpose Or Destiny

On a country hilltop one fall day, an herbalist challenged me to recall where I'd gotten the belief that I am bad. On a deep emotional level I had, like many of us, long been convinced of my inherent unworthiness. "Who first told you you were bad?" she asked. I couldn't answer...


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Yoga For Risk Takers With Adriene

by Yoga With Adriene

Join me for Yoga For Risk Takers, I dare you! This 26 min session is all about expanding and grounding in honor of…


This Solar Refinery Turns Light And Air Into Liquid Fuel

This Solar Refinery Turns Light And Air Into Liquid Fuel

by ETH Zurich

A new technology produces liquid hydrocarbon fuels exclusively from sunlight and air.


The Private Sector, Agriculture And Climate Change. Connecting The Dots

The Private Sector, Agriculture And Climate Change. Connecting The Dots

by Richard J.T. Klein

Agriculture plays a key role in food security in Africa. It is also crucial to the economic sector, accounting for…


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What Happens When You Bury Kitchen Scraps in the Garden?

by Self Sufficient Me

This video shows what happens when you bury kitchen scraps or waste like bones and meat such as fish in the vegetable…


Why Animals Can Help Us Crack Alzheimer’s

Why Animals Can Help Us Crack Alzheimer’s

by April Reese

For almost as long as modern science has been around, the idea that animals can remember past experiences seemed so…


I Need Chocolate! The Science Of PMS Food Cravings

I Need Chocolate! The Science Of PMS Food Cravings

by Sara Twogood

Premenstrual food cravings are the punchline of endless jokes. Like most good jokes, they’re funny because they’re true.


Why Lead Is Dangerous, And The Damage It Does Is Toxic

Why Lead Is Dangerous, And The Damage It Does Is Toxic

by Christopher P. Holstege

Everything is a toxin, or has the potential to be, in the field of toxicology.


I Went On A Voodoo Pilgrimage In Haiti

I Went On A Voodoo Pilgrimage In Haiti

by Guilberly Louissaint

In July, hundreds of pilgrims will make their way to an isolated town in the northwest of Haiti, called Anse-à-Foleur…


How Did Elephants Evolve Such A Large Brain? Climate Change Is Part Of The Answer

How Did Elephants Evolve Such A Large Brain? Climate Change Is Part Of The Answer

by Julien Benoit and Paul Manger

Elephants have long captivated our attention, partly because of their sheer size and majesty. But we’re also struck by…


There Are Infinite Ways To Have Sex & There's Nothing Unnatural About Any Of Them

There Are Infinite Ways To Have Sex & There's Nothing Unnatural About Any Of Them

by Gonzalo R. Quintana Zunino and Conall Eoghan Mac Cionnaith

Humans have discovered an almost infinite amount of ways to have sex — and things to have sex with.


Do Women Really Go For 'bad Boys'? Here's The Science That Settles The Question

Do Women Really Go For Bad Boys? Here's The Science That Settles The Question

by Viren Swami

“Nice guys finish last” is one of the most widely believed maxims of dating.


Why The Future Of Nutrition Is Personal

Why The Future Of Nutrition Is Personal

by Tim Spector

Humans are complicated, and there are many things that influence our health.


Climate Change Puts Health At Risk And Economists Have The Right Prescription

Climate Change Puts Health At Risk And Economists Have The Right Prescription

by Christopher Ragan and Courtney Howard

Doctors and economists may seem like strange partners. We spend our days working on very different problems in very…


Should Southern Baptist Women Be Preachers?

Should Southern Baptist Women Be Preachers?

by Susan M. Shaw

Southern Baptists are arguing again over the role women should play in the church.


How The Flint Water Crisis Set Students Back

How The Flint Water Crisis Set Students Back

by Marilynne R Wood

When the Flint water crisis took place in 2014 and 2015, one of my graduate nursing students decided to get involved.


Biodiversity Helps Coral Reefs Thrive – And Could Be Part Of Strategies To Save Them

Biodiversity Helps Coral Reefs Thrive – And Could Be Part Of Strategies To Save Them

by Cody Clements

Coral reefs are home to so many species that they often are called “the rainforests of the seas.”


Utopia Isn't Just Idealistic Fantasy – It Inspires People To Change The World

Utopia Isn't Just Idealistic Fantasy – It Inspires People To Change The World

by Heather Alberro

Climate breakdown, mass extinctions, and extreme inequality threaten the earth’s rich tapestry of life and leave our…


Can Parks Help Cities Fight Crime?

Can Parks Help Cities Fight Crime?

by Lincoln Larson and S. Scott Ogletree

Contact with nature reduces stress and aggression, one reason scholars say urban green space may reduce violence.


Alzheimer's Disease Is Not Linked To Type 2 Diabetes Or High Blood Pressure

Alzheimer's Disease Is Not Linked To Type 2 Diabetes Or High Blood Pressure

by Elisabet Englund and Keivan Javanshiri

If you want to reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease, there is no end of advice on the internettelling you…


Bipolar Treatment Can Be Improved – By Focusing Less On Antidepressants And More On Lithium

Bipolar Treatment Can Be Improved – By Focusing Less On Antidepressants And More On Lithium

by Daniel Smith

Bipolar disorder is a serious condition of mood and behaviour that affects one in 50 people globally.


From India With Love — How Yoga Got Its Stretch Back

From India With Love — How Yoga Got Its Stretch Back

by Mark Singleton

From the UK to Canada, China to India, around the world, yoga is big business. In 2016, Americans alone spent US$16…


Peer Pressure Gets College Students To Avoid Drinking

Peer Pressure Gets College Students To Avoid Drinking

by Jessi Adler

Peer approval is the best indicator of the tendency for new college students to drink or smoke, even if they don’t want…


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Why Canadians Are Rightly Worried About Invasion Of Privacy In Smart Cities

by Sara Bannerman

In January 2019, Liberal MP Adam Vaughan argued that privacy concerns about the smart city proposed for Toronto’s…


How Chemistry Of Cooking Produces A New, Less Toxic Glue

How Chemistry Of Cooking Produces A New, Less Toxic Glue

by Kayla Zacharias

A new soy-based adhesive made from food components is even stronger than Gorilla Glue on wood, researchers say. On…


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Doctors May Be Prescribing Antibiotics For Longer Than Needed

by Allen Cheng

For most infections, the long-standing advice is to take a full course of antibiotics.


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How Farmers Are Using An Ancient Technique To Purify Water

by SciTech Now

How farming companies are using a carbon rich material to enhance soils and purify waste water.


Belly Fat Cuts The Survival Rate Of Women With Kidney Cancer

Belly Fat Cuts The Survival Rate Of Women With Kidney Cancer

by Tamara Bhandari

Belly fat affects the odds of women surviving kidney cancer but not men, a new study shows.


People Really Do Drink More Booze In Cold, Dark Places

People Really Do Drink More Booze In Cold, Dark Places

by Erin Hare

People living in colder regions with less sunlight drink more alcohol than their warm-weather counterparts, research…


The Rise Of The Low-pay Workforce – When Seven Jobs Just Isn't Enough

The Rise Of The Low-Pay Workforce – When Seven Jobs Just Isn't Enough

by Andrew Smith and Jo McBride

The UK is experiencing record levels of employment, with over 32m people in work. But many workers and their families…


Where Birth Control Is Scarce, Young Women Create Sex Education Outside the Classroom

Where Birth Control Is Scarce, Young Women Create Sex Education Outside the Classroom

by Ivy Brashear

There have been times in Hannah Adams’ life when she’d been confused about her body and birth control. Sex education in…


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Why We Ignore Obvious Problems — And How To Act On Them

by TED

Why do we often neglect big problems, like the financial crisis and climate change, until it's too late?


Why Plants Don't Die From Cancer

Why Plants Don't Die From Cancer

by Stuart Thompson

Chernobyl has become a byword for catastrophe. The 1986 nuclear disaster, recently brought back into the public eye by…


Why The Majority Of People Return Lost Wallets And Which Countries Are The Most Honest

Why The Majority Of People Return Lost Wallets And Which Countries Are The Most Honest

by Nigel Holt

Honesty is one of the traits we value most in others. We often assume it is a rather rare quality, making it important…


6 Amazing Facts You Need To Know About Ants

6 Amazing Facts You Need To Know About Ants

by Charlie Durant, et al

Have you have seen ants this year? In Britain, they were probably black garden ants, known as Lasius niger – Europe’s…


How Yoga Conquered Britain: The Feminist Legacy Of Yogini Sunita And Kailash Puri

How Yoga Conquered Britain: The Feminist Legacy Of Yogini Sunita And Kailash Puri

by Suzanne Newcombe

From fairly obscure beginnings in the mid-20th century, the practice of yoga in Britain has become a massively popular…


Neoliberalism Has Tricked Us Into Believing A Fairytale About Where Money Comes From

Neoliberalism Has Tricked Us Into Believing A Fairytale About Where Money Comes From

by Mary Mello

There is nothing natural about money. There is no link to some scarce essential form of money that sets a limit to its…


Risk Of Shooting War With Iran Grows After Decades Of Economic Warfare By The US

Risk Of Shooting War With Iran Grows After Decades Of Economic Warfare By The US

by David Cortright

Many are worried about the risk of war between the U.S. and Iran. But the truth is, the U.S. has been fighting with…


Astrological Journal for the Week

Written by Pam Younghans

Horoscope Current Week: July 1 - June 7, 2019

Pam YounghansThis weekly column (updated every Sunday afternoon) is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies... Read this week's journal here

It is also highly beneficial to reread the past week's astrological journal as it gives a hindsight view of the events that took place and may provide many "ah-ha" insights. 


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